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VISION FOR OUR FUTURE

presiderblogFROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDER
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

 

Proverbs 29:18.“Where there is no vision the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy  is he.”

The prophetic vision is to see things the way God sees them. It is to discern the purpose of heaven in a time or season of our life, as well as to perceive the destination God has set before us when it still is not manifest to the natural eye, and even seems as if it will never happen.

Our focus must be on the PURPOSE OF GOD, not on the resistance we face that tries to keep us from PRESSING ON to the destination set before us. We must have the right vision before us if we are to finish at the right destination! It would be a terrible thing to run a race and cross the wrong finish line! It would be a disaster to aim at the wrong target and hit it! The Pharisees were very zealous and diligent, but their purpose was self-seeking; they did not have the prophetic vision; therefore, they were missing the mark.

What is the destination and purpose of God for us as a Church (COOLJC) and for you as a member of the church, His body? In Ephesians 1:11, He says that we have been…”predestined according to the PURPOSE of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”  The root meaning of the word “destination” means “where you will end” or “the finish line”. Putting the two together it means “to set the finish line before the start”. Ephesians 1:11, therefore shows us that God set a destination for mankind – prior to creating us – that would fulfill His PURPOSE.

Our DESTINATION, which God planned before time began, was for us who love God to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Everything done in life or ministry should be toward this goal or end!

As we move into 2014, Remember, “there remaineth yet very much Land to be possessed.”  – People Matter“.  Much Love.

Because He Is, I am

Bishop Robert L. Sanders